The apartment is located in the heart of Hull's historic Old Town along the long cobbled lanes of the old High Street, amongst the listed buildings and old, restored warehouses, and nestled snugly beside the banks of the River Hull and River Humber. This is a quiet and affluent area of the Old Town. There are lovely bars and restaurants close by but it’s peaceful if you need to rest. Whether you are coming for a holiday, a romantic trip, to see family or to work, you should find everything you need within the apartment and within the Old Town quarter.
The view from all rooms in the apartment is breath taking. Looking Southward over the two converging rivers you can while away the time watching trawlers carefully picking their way down the Humber. Beyond the Humber you can see the rolling green of villages for as far as the eye can see. It’s even better at night and takes on a moody and dramatic feel when the tidal barrier and The Deep aquarium light up in stark contrast against the dark waters. If you tire of watching the rivers then enjoy picking out the old warehouses of the restored Fruit Market and Marina. There are many dotted amongst the tightly packed roofs of these historically significant areas.
The apartment has free broadband / Wi-Fi if you need to catch up on e-mail, shop, work or research. The furniture throughout the apartment is a blend of modern, pre-loved and antique. Many of the items have a personal story behind them. The apartment is secure, warm, quiet, well sealed, insulated, with double glazing and is perfect for resting, relaxing or quiet entertaining. There is a welcome pack which covers the basics of where to eat, drink and get supplies, and should answer any questions you have about the apartment. The apartment is family / children friendly.
The living area is large with plenty of good, natural light all through the day and there are lots of seating areas including the elegant, vintage dining table, modern bar table and the incredibly comfortable, soft leather couch with large cotton cushions. You can enjoy the water views from all parts of the living room. The carpet has been designed in the style of Art Deco and its simple, striking, geometric pattern brings the eclectic mix of furniture and vivid colours together. There is a large (42") LCD TV with Freeview and a Blu-Ray DVD player too and the Sony CD / iPod player is always ready if you want to enjoy the views with music (there are around 60 CDs which are kept in a wallet nearby which should cover most tastes).
The kitchen and living room are open plan so you can cook for yourself, or other guests, and entertain at the same time if you want to. We try to keep the basic supplies in to make your arrival comfortable and to avoid you having to rush straight out. Eggs, milk, butter, bread and plenty of other bits and pieces. If you need something specific then please ask. There is good coffee (beans) with a grinder and French press / cafetière and some lovely tea choices. There is a built in fan assisted oven and hob as well as a microwave, kettle and toaster. The cupboards are full of cooking utensils and pots and pans. There is a large integrated fridge with freezer compartment and there is also a washing machine if you need to do any laundry.
There is a beautiful cherry wood sleigh bed in the master bedroom. It’s a double bed and all of the bedding (duvet, pillows, throws, cushions) and towels are provided for you. The bedding is Egyptian cotton, as are the towels. Spare towels are provided too if you're staying a while. The bed has everything you need to get comfy. 4 very good quality pillows, a cotton throw, cotton cushions of different sizes and a duck feather duvet. There is a wall mounted LCD TV if you want to relax and watch TV in bed. There’s a beautiful antique linen box and a beautiful, vintage wardrobe (with good quality, wooden hangers) for hanging your clothes. The master bedroom also has its own ensuite bathroom with a large enclosed shower area.
New York Bedroom
The second bedroom carries an elegant New York theme throughout. You have a double bed, again with everything you need to get comfy. The bedding is Egyptian cotton and the cushions and throw are cotton. The duvet is duck feather as are the cushions. There is a lovely vintage floor lamp and a side table and armchair with a nice big cushion if you want somewhere quiet to sit and read, or just to think. There is a simple and elegant clothes rail with good quality, wooden hangers for your clothes.
There are two bathrooms. You should usually find shower gel, shampoo, hand wash and a fresh toilet roll in each as well as a heater and an oak wood duckboard. The main bathroom has a vintage style radio (feel free to move it between the bathrooms) and is very spacious with a good sized bath, shower, large mirror and antique laundry basket. The ensuite has a large shower unit and a good sized mirror.
You have your own secure, undercover parking bay within a private carpark, within the grounds of the apartment. Your allocated parking bay for the apartment is just a few metres from the entrance to the building. If you have a second vehicle then there are options for this right nearby.
It's a short walk to Hull New Theatre (about 10 minutes). Hull Truck is a little further (about 15 minutes). You are also near to The Deep aquarium which is a 5 minute walk, as is the museum quarter. You are already on the Fish Trail (between the Ice Fish and the Eel). Best of all you already in Hull’s historic Old Town quarter and just a 2 minute stroll to the Marina area and the bohemian Fruit Market area (Hull’s answer to New York’s Lower East Side….seriously). They offer a vibrant and cultural eating and drinking experience. Everything you need is nearby and just a short stroll away including a food market, indoor market, cinema, shopping malls, bars, post office and many restaurants.
You are a 5 minute drive from the North Sea ferry terminal connecting you to mainland Europe. A 12 minute walk to the Hull Interchange connects you to the rest of the UK by train or bus. You are a 30 minute drive from Humberside airport and a 10 minute drive to the M62. Local taxi companies can pick you up from outside the building or there are a number of taxi ranks nearby too.
If you are more than 4 guests then please get in touch. It may be possible for the apartment to sleep more than 4 by arrangement in advance. The apartment has two double beds, two bathrooms and a single fold away bed. I try to be flexible and can sometimes take one night bookings if they're not more than a week or two in advance. Please ask and I will try.
Guest AccessGuests have access to everything in the apartment. There is just one cupboard in the kitchen marked private which holds bedding and towels for future guests, this is locked. Interaction with GuestsIf you need something then we are available but otherwise you are left alone to enjoy your stay. The NeighborhoodIt's a quiet area of the city but there is everything you need. Listed / period buildings are everywhere. Wander along the river or take a walk by the Marina or just get lost amongst the cobbled streets and hidden bars. The water is everywhere. Beautiful during the day and spectacular at night. Getting AroundThere is an allocated, private, undercover parking space just a few metres from the entrance to the building. The new Transport Interchange is a 12 minute walk, connecting you to all major cities and airports by rail or by bus. Taxis are reasonably priced but if you are planning to be in the city centre for the duration of your stay then just walk and enjoy the city.